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Can this really be IBS

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Old 08-29-2003, 03:28 PM   #1
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Post Can this really be IBS

Hi everyone - this seems like a great board - lots of informed and helpful thanks in advance if anyone can help.
I have been seeing a GI who has made a diagnosis of IBS and wanted me to take Elavil to help with the symptoms. I have chronic diarrhea, RLQ pain (constant, no cramps), intermittent fever, weight loss and GI bleeding - I was in hospital last month because my Hgb dropped from 13.5 to 10.2 in one go. At first he thought this was IBD but despite an extensive work up he can't find any clear evidence for this - the only significant finding was a thickening of the wall in the terminal ileum but biopsies from colonoscopy last month were normal.
If this is IBS (??) I intend to use homeopathy - does anyone have a good recommendation in San Francisco?

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Old 08-29-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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I went to a good Homeopath located in Fairfax-- His name was Dr. Bill Gray,MD. It has been 18 years ago and he may not be in practice now. But, there are other available in your area!!!

IBS symptoms do not include fever or bleeding. It is a intestinal syndrome not any infection, hemorrhoids or diverticulitis.

God Bless---Harry

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